Here's a spooky way to demonstrate the power and creativity of 3D printing. Take a look at this video that shows what 3D printing can bring to a scary Halloween costume.
NeoMek -- a design engineering firm in Batavia, Ill. -- put together the custom Halloween costume to show off the range of possibilities in 3D printing, Jim Clark, NeoMek's vice president, told Design News. "We put it together as a project to bring awareness of the technology in a subject that is familiar to everyone -- like Halloween," he told us. "I've been doing this every day for years. When I tell people, they give me a blank stare."
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
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